In the "Safe/Suspect" series, digital technology allows me to experiment with my own reactions to appearance. I would not consider myself a racist, but I know I feel differently about the “Safe” and “Suspect” images. A change of skin tone and facial structure can lead to assumptions about place of birth, life history, motivations, and personality. We look from one image to another to try to decipher the mystery of what has been digitally altered. Through this process, our feeling about ethnic appearances may be revealed to ourselves.

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